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About the Author

Daniel Stashower is the author of four mystery novels and a winner of the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective and Crime Fiction Writing. He lives in Bethesda, MD. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Series

Works by Daniel Stashower

Arthur Conan Doyle: Life in Letters (2007) — Editor — 305 copies
Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2001) — Editor & Introduction — 291 copies
Sherlock Holmes in America (2009) — Editor; Contributor — 202 copies
Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2002) — Contributor; Editor — 115 copies
The Houdini Specter (2001) 93 copies
The Floating Lady Murder (2000) 84 copies

Associated Works

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1824) — Introduction, some editions — 12,111 copies
Death's Excellent Vacation (2010) — Contributor — 831 copies
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1976) — Contributor — 359 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 205 copies
More Holmes for the Holidays (1999) — Contributor — 153 copies
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contributor — 146 copies
Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure (2012) — Editor — 136 copies
Cleveland Noir (2023) — Contributor — 24 copies
The Surgeon of Gaster Fell (1890) — Afterword, some editions — 9 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Stashower, Daniel Meyer
Birthdate
1960-09-21
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Places of residence
Maryland, USA
Occupations
freelance journalist

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Discussions

History; Nonfiction; True Crime; Erik Larson; Daniel Stashower in If You Like Then You Will Love (July 2013)
Conan Doyle letters in Baker Street and Beyond (September 2007)

Reviews

Ostensibly the story of Ness pursuing Cleveland’s torso killer, but more the story of his time as public safety officer which just happens to coincide with a number of possibly interconnected beheadings. Of course, that’s just an opinion. It is well written, will hold your interest and leave you to decide for yourself
 
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cspiwak | 11 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
An interesting look at Poe's life through the medium of one particular piece
 
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cspiwak | 25 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
American Demon is a well written true crime drama about a good cop and his most frustrating case.

American Demon more about Eliot Ness than the Torso Killer. It's about his devotion to Public Safety rather than his image. It's also about Ness as a person with major flaws. He wasn't the person we see portrayed in popular media. He wasn't a super-cop. He wasn't always a good person and he was sometimes a hypocrite. He went up against an entrenched system and found out twice that sometimes the best way to accomplish a task is to compromise and make peace with "that's good enough".

I don't know how to say more without spoiling the book, which is kind of a bizarre thing to say about true crime.
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rabbit-stew | 11 other reviews | Dec 31, 2023 |
300 pages, of which 35% speaks of Ness's days going after Capone in Chicago, and not addressing the main topic of the book. If I wanted to read about that story, I would have bought a different book.
 
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BenM2023 | 11 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |

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Statistics

Works
30
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Members
3,080
Popularity
#8,287
Rating
4.1
Reviews
78
ISBNs
87
Languages
4
Favorited
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